Cauldron falls at West Burton.

The Cauldron Falls at West Burton in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire are very easy to reach. You drive into a small village and park by the green. Be sensible and thoughtful with your parking. North Yorkshire has an abundance of impressive waterfalls and you would need a good holiday here to get round them all.

The falls are part of the Walden Beck which flows down to the River Ure near Aysgarth. 

To get to the falls just walk down through the village along a short path and you reach the falls. 

West Burton Wensleydale
West Burton, Wensleydale.

You reach an old stone bridge first. If the water isn’t flowing too heavy and you are careful you can get down to water level to photograph. It is lovely setting with the waterfall stepped down. There is a narrow ledge to put the tripod on if you like long exposures. It is always my preference with water and worth the time it takes. It is an idyllic setting so there should be no rush to leave.

Just past the bridge is the Cauldron waterfall, it isn’t big but is quite impressive and picturesque.

As always with all waterfalls they are better after some rain. You can get round the back of the fall if the flow isn’t too heavy and you proceed with care. 

If you follow the road down next to Walden Beck there a plenty of spots to stop and photograph. 

For the technical among you I am looking at getting a external mic for my Nikon to add some short videos to the blog. I will add how I go with this in the future. From what I have read the internal mics are just not up to the job. As a result I am at the moment I am studying reviews and studying the technical details of what is required.

Cauldron falls, Wensleydale
Cauldron Falls, Wensleydale.